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Jeanne Omelenchuk

Full name: Jeanne Marie Omelenchuk (Robinson-)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-4 (163 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: March 25, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: June 26, 2008 in Lapeer, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Speed Skating Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Speed Skating

Biography

Jeanne Omelenchuk won her first national title in cycling, as Jeanne Robinson, before adding speed skating titles later in the 50s. By the time women's speed skating was on the Winter Olympic program in 1960, she was somewhat past her prime, but she still made three Olympic teams, the last in 1972 as a 40-year-old. Omelenchuk graduated from Wayne State University and became an art teacher. But in 1985, she entered politics and won a seat on the Warren City Council. She served in that post for a decade, and also served four years as mayor pro tem. She would eventually be inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame, Michigan Amateur Sports Hall of Fame, National Speedskating Hall of Fame, Wayne State University Hall of Fame, and Michigan Women's Hall of Fame.

Personal Bests: 500 – 45.6 (1969); 1000 – 1:32.9 (1972); 1500 – 2:26.9 (1969); 3000 – 5:14.9 (1968).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 500 metres United States USA 16
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,000 metres United States USA 15
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 15
1968 Winter 36 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 1,500 metres United States USA 25
1968 Winter 36 Grenoble Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 11
1972 Winter 40 Sapporo Speed Skating Women's 3,000 metres United States USA 22

Women's 500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 16 49.3

Women's 1,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 1:39.8 21 59

Women's 1,500 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 3c 7c 1.1k
1960 Winter 28 Squaw Valley Speed Skating United States Final Standings 15 2:36.4 30 1:10 1:52
1968 Winter 36 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 25 2:35.5 30 1:10 1:52

Women's 3,000 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 2c 6c 1k 1.4k 1.8k 2.2k 2.6k
1968 Winter 36 Grenoble Speed Skating United States Final Standings 11 5:14.9 22 1:01 1:40 2:21 3:03 3:46 4:30
1972 Winter 40 Sapporo Speed Skating United States Final Standings 22 5:32.87 22.2 1:03.3 1:45.9 2:29.6 3:14.0 3:59.9 4:46.4
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